Thursday, January 22, 2009

More on the Airplane Crash in the Hudson

The left engine from US Airways Flight 1549 has been located, and the right engine has undergone some examination.

The right engine, which stayed attached to the plane and already has been examined, shows extensive internal damage consistent with an unusually violent collision with a large bird or a number of birds, according to investigators and others familiar with the details. "What appears to be organic material was found in the right engine and on the wings and fuselage," the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday, and "a single feather was found attached" to part of one wing. The board's experts will look for similar damage, as well as remnants of birds, when they start going over the left engine.
"Organic material"? Is that a more polite way of saying "goose poop"?